Preseason Amway Coaches Poll: FSU, SEC Flex Top 25 Muscle

The preseason Amway Coaches Poll was officially released on Thursday by USA Today Sports.

Picking up where they left of last season, the Florida State Seminoles sit atop the rankings at No. 1. FSU is followed by No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 4 Oregon and No. 5 Auburn.

The Noles received an overwhelming majority of first-place votes with 56. The Sooners collected three, while Oregon, Ohio State and South Carolina were each given one.

The SEC leads the nation with a total of seven teams in the top 25. Three more from the Southeastern Conference – Missouri, Florida and Mississippi State – sit just outside the rankings.

The Pac-12 comes in just behind the SEC with six teams ranked. Following is a conference breakdown:

  • SEC: 7
  • Pac-12: 6
  • Big 12: 4
  • Big Ten: 4
  • ACC: 3
  • Notre Dame

And now for the first official poll of the season:

  1. Florida State Seminoles
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide
  3. Oklahoma Sooners
  4. Oregon Ducks
  5. Auburn Tigers
  6. Ohio State Buckeyes
  7. UCLA Bruins
  8. Michigan State Spartans
  9. South Carolina Gamecocks
  10. Baylor Bears
  11. Stanford Cardinal
  12. Georgia Bulldogs
  13. LSU Tigers
  14. Wisconsin Badgers
  15. USC Trojans
  16. Clemson Tigers
  17. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  18. Arizona State Sun Devils
  19. Mississippi Rebels
  20. Texas A&M Aggies
  21. Kansas State Wildcats
  22. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  23. North Carolina Tar Heels
  24. Texas Longhorns
  25. Washington Huskies